re: #258 Hecuba’s daughter
Russia ranks 11 or 12 by GDP. It’s GDP is roughly equivalent to the size of New York’s GDP. The US GDP is $21 trillion. Russia? $1.6. NY has $1.7 trillion in GDP.
New York’s GDP is surpassed only by CA and TX, at $3 and $1.8 trillion, respectively.
But for nukes and active military spending, plus ongoing disinformation campaigns, Russia would be an afterthought in the global economy.